Sir Henry Chomley’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Henry Chomley
Area RaisedSouth East, London
Coat ColourBlue lined in white
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesEssex 1642

Parliamentarian regiment of foot that served with the Earl of Essex’s army on the Edgehill campaign

Service History


  • August: Battle of Southam
  • 23rd October: Battle of Edgehill - Part of Colonel Charles Essex’ Brigade (front left)
  • December: Skirmish at Twyford


  • June: Regiment reduced


Coats, Flags ad Equipment

Issued blue coats in August 1642 1).

Notable Officers

Sir Henry Chomley

Sir Henry Chomley or Cholmley.

Officer Lists

Original Officers (From “List of the Army…”)

  • Colonel Sir Henry Cholmley
  • Lieutenant Colonel Laurance Alued
  • Major Thomas Southcot
  • Captain Henry Jenkins (Later Major)2)
  • Captain William Bateler (Butler)
  • Captain Henry Katcose
  • Captain Goddard Leigh
  • Captain Richard Jones
  • Captain Robert Hunt
  • Captain John Bury

Later Officers (From pay warrants etc)

  • Lieutenant Colonel David Inglis
  • Captain Hugh Phillipps (ensign in “List”)
  • Captain John Wheeler
  • Captain William Andrews (lt in “List”)
  • Captain Thomas Welling or Weelin (posibly the Lt William Wellin in “List”)
  • Captain John Johnson? (paid arrears with 2 other officers known to be of this regt)


  • Proposed to be raised: 1200
  • October 1642: 1128 rank and file, estimated 724 after Edgehill3)
  • November 1642: 552 rank and file
  • Spring 1643: 529 rank and file

See Also

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
2) N.A. SP28/253B/pt2/85v